1990 Lexus ES 250 Overview

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1990 Lexus ES 250 Overview

This first generation of the entry-level ES was essentially the Toyota Camry with the details retouched and performance boosted. Early on, there was little that set the two sedans apart. Despite being faulted for its mundane appearance, the Lexus ES did inherit Toyota's reliability. The early ES 250 speaks to the build quality of Lexus. Many are still on the road with over 200, 000 miles of experience.
The ES 250 utilized the Camry's optional V-6 as its standard engine. This power plant's 156 horsepower pulled the ES from 0 to 60 in 9.2 seconds. Compared to almost every other Lexus model ever made, including the 2+2 style SC series, the ES was notably light. At just over 3100 pounds, the 156 horses were sufficient for passing, merging, and accelerating throughout the speed range. This early ES's suspension tuning was also a departure from what would become typical for Lexus. Shocks and struts were adjusted to provide an even stiffer ride than the Camry's.
While reliability is certainly a hallmark of Lexus, it is fair to say that many owners of first generation ESs have now experienced some high mileage nags. Frequent repairs and replacements include the radiator, alternator, and water pump. However, most of the ES's parts are entirely interchangeable with the Camry's, and costly Lexus service can be held to a minimum.

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1990 Lexus starts and drive but will cut off on me while driving any advice

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1990 Es 250 Lexus Locks Up While Driving

Driving 5-10mile lockup cant move next day push forward backward few x's gos again 5 least 20 most miles. 3months still even after rebuild on Tranny

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How Long Does It Last?

200,000 miles on it

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Is The Transaxle And Transmission On A 1990 Es250 Lexus Two Componants

I have a 1990 es250 lexus that the transmission is tore up. Does the transaxle and transmission have two componants

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Fuel Is Leaking Out Of My Hood ..i See Where Its Leaking From. But I Dont K...

I have a picture here ..showing where the leak is coming from. I noticed the gas smell while driving. The car was off...no key in ignition an that place the green arro wis pointing was leaking alot ...

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